Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A Weekend Outdoors

There was a lack of knitting progress this weekend. Instead of spending most of the weekend knitting I was hiking in the Blue Hills Reservation where I saw a river otter, a couple of turtle, and outdoorsy type stuff. I also went biking. On Sunday, I participated in Hub on Wheels, which brought me to parts of Boston I had never visited before. It was a 40 mile ride and was only my second time on my bike this year. I really should have ridden more before doing a 40 mile ride, oh well, lesson learned. At least I pedaled every mile and up every hill (who knew there were hills in Boston?(other than Beacon Hill, which we didn't visit)). We went through the Arnold Arboretum, which has a significant hill, the Stony Brook Reservation, Forest Hills Cemetery (yes, the word "Hill" in the name should have given me a hint), Hyde Park, Roxbury, Dorchester, and Southie. It was a very nice ride and one for a good cause, funds raised went to bring computers and technology to Boston city schools. Mayor Menino and Senator John Kerry both spoke before the ride. Sen. Kerry appeared decked out in full biking apparel, which was an unexpected surprise. As far as knitting goes, K found some velvet fabric that I may be able to use to line my Seasons sweater (brown colorwork), and I am nearing completion on the second Traveler's Sock (the sock that will coordinate with my hiking boots and hiking pants :-) )


Blogger Vegan Pi said...

Is there a reason you wouldn't pedal every mile that you are on your bike? Isn't that how you keep it moving?

Cute animals!

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Lissy said...

Wow, that IS an otter! Looks really neat in the closeup! Sounds like a really lazy weekend you had. ;) Congratulations on completing your ride. It sounds like you had fun and learned some new things, too. That's really living!

4:38 PM  
Blogger Jscothammerquist said...

Good for you what an awesome weekend !
And such next pics ,especially of the animals.
Of course the Senator would be gigged out, that's his thing, bless'em !

4:54 PM  

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